Your Son Victor

This poem was inspired by Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

He can still see the golden crown around your head,
But that’s too bad because mummy’s dead
He’ll throw away his life and dreams
For things that cannot be unseen

If only he could have saved you then
Maybe he’d never have to start again
If you had lived and he had died
Would you have a monster by your side?

Mummy dearest, did you know
That Victor’s starting to lose all hope
He saw demons in his mind
But cannot condone the undead bride

So he breaks a promise that he made
Unaware of the price she’d pay
Because pride is more important to him
Than a living body or mortal sin.